On-site parking provision accepted for office conversion

The conversion of an office building in Middlesex to 98 residential units has been given prior approval under paragraph J of Part 3 to Schedule 2 of the GPDO 1995, an inspector ruling that the provision of 45 parking spaces within the site would not give rise to unacceptable transport or highway impacts.

400-005-537 (Image Credit: Galliard Homes Ltd)
400-005-537 (Image Credit: Galliard Homes Ltd)

The existing use would generate higher levels of traffic than the proposed studio and one-bed apartments, the inspector decided, and the site had reasonably good access to public transport. Cycle parking would also be provided and although the appellant had submitted a unilateral obligation preventing residents from applying for parking permits, the inspector decided that such a limitation was not necessary to make the development acceptable. Since servicing arrangements were also satisfactory the inspector allowed the appeal but refused to make an award of costs in favour of the appellant, ruling that the council had not acted unreasonably.

Inspector: Edward Gerry; Written representations

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